David Brancaccio

  • David Brancaccio specializes in telling stories important to our democracy and our economy through the eyes of the real people who live in the cross-hairs of crucial issues. His accessible yet authoritative approach to investigative reporting and in-depth interviewing earned his work the highest honors in broadcast journalism, including the Peabody, the Columbia-duPont, the Emmy, and the Walter Cronkite awards. As host and senior editor of public television’s NOW on PBS broadcast, David brought his engaging, probing style to beats that included business and finance, the environment, national security, and human rights. A survey of opinion leaders found that NOW on PBS was the most influential news program on broadcast television. He also served for ten years as the host of public radio’s innovative and popular daily business program, Marketplace. He is author of the book Squandering Aimlessly, a nationwide odyssey to speak to Americans about money and values.


    • David Brower Award for Excellence in Environmental Journalism, 2009
    • Emmy for Outstanding Coverage of a Current Business Story, “Healthcare Franchise,” NOW on PBS, 2007
    • Walter Cronkite Award for Excellent in Television Political Journalism, NOW on PBS, 2009
    • New York Festivals Gold Award, public radio documentary “Under Fire: the United Nations’ search for relevance,” 2005
    • National Headliner Award, First Place and Grand Awards, public radio documentary “Security Check: Confronting Today’s Global Threats,” 2006
    • Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi Award, public radio documentary “Under Fire,” 2004
    • 51st Annual Unity Award, public television’s California Connected, 2003
    • Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors, TV public service/In-depth reporting, public television’s California Connected, 2003
    • Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award, for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism, Marketplace, 1997
    • Peabody Award for Significant and Meritorious Achievement in Broadcasting, Marketplace, 2000
    • ICI Education Fund & American University Award for excellence-personal finance reporting, Marketplace 1997